a club for all

New to ham radio or an experienced operator, YCARS has something for everyone.


If you’re looking to get your license, YCARS can help with classes throughout the year.


YCARS hosts technical presentations frequently. Come learn something new.


Our experienced members are always willing to share their knowledge. Just ask!

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About us

Enjoy the best ham radio club in the southeast!

Founded in 1948, YCARS is the oldest, continuously operating ham radio club in the state of South Carolina. However, you don’t have to be local to join us. We extend our meetings online and have participants from all over the globe. No matter your experience, no matter where you are, YCARS is happy to be your ham radio club of choice!

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Latest news…

The latest news from YCARS

Winter Field Day is quickly approaching. K4YTZ will be operating from Westminster Park in Rock Hill. The address is 4000 India Hook rd. Rock Hill SC 29732.  Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC […]
YCARS will be activating two parks during the Parks on the Air Winter Support Your Parks weekend. We will be operating as N4YTZ from Kings Mountain State Park and as K4YTZ at Andrew Jackson State Park. Come on out, get on the air, get a POTA […]
Our next VE Testing session will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the YCARS Clubhouse. If you are interested in reserving a seat, please visit https://hamstudy.org/sessions/w5yi/29732/inperson
YCARS is on Amazon Smile!Zero cost to you. The same Amazon prices and convenience. But, a small portion of most of your Amazon purchases can result in a donation from Amazon to YCARS! Please take a moment to register with Amazon Smile and choose YCARS as […]
John Gendron, NJ4Z One of the most often ask question of me by new Hams is; “How do I knowwhat kind of propagation there is going to be today?”That is a loaded question, because we know as experienced Hams, propagation andthe conditions for propagation can change […]
The Rock Hill Hamfest was awarded the ARRL SC Section Convention Honors. The Hamfest will be held on Oct. 2nd2021.
IT IS OFFICIAL!!!! York County Amateur Radio Society wins Parks on the Air “Support Your Parks” Club Activation Plaque. The York County Amateur Society contest team activated K-2908 Oconee State Park inSouth Carolina for the Parks on the Air “Support Your Parks Plaque Event” (July 17-18).Steve […]
The May 2021 Presentation Program with Tim Duffy, K3LR is now available via YouTube on the YCARS Channel!!! It was an awesome presentation and we hope you enjoy it!!! https://youtu.be/ILZS3riC774
From NJ4Z’s Hamshack It was my privilege this last 6 weeks to be part of a YouTube channel series on growing Amateur Radio.  As trustee of YCARS and communications committee chair, I responded to a video presentation regarding ‘How to Grow Ham Radio” by Quin Schultze, […]

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